Each year, five senior students are selected for the distinction of CBU Lasallian Fellow because they embody the values set forth by CBU's founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle. These awards are presented based upon the reflection of Lasallian values in their scholarship, leadership and service. Students are nominated by CBU faculty and staff because of their commitment to the underserved, their sensitivity to social and community needs, the active nature of their faith, and the difference they make in the world.
The CBU Lasallian Fellowships are made possible through the generosity of CBU Trustee Emerita Joyce A. Mollerup and her husband, Trustee Robert (Bob) Buckman.
Meet the CBU Lasallian Fellows Class of 2020!
Left to right above, with Bob Buckman and Joyce Mollerup in the center:
Beverly Agsaulio (Business Administration / Finance ’20)
Sean Christopher “Chris” Fagin (Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics ’20)
Kristine Truong (Biology ’20)
Zane Turner (Business Administration / Finance and Management ’20)
Chelsea Joyner (Psychology ’20)
Beverly Agsaulio is a strong leader with exceptional character who is committed to our rich Lasallian principles of faith, service, and community. Having attended Lasallian Universities Center for Education in Rome, Italy, she gained a wealth of passion for our founder, St. John Baptist De La Salle, and the Five Core Lasallian Principles: quality education, faith in the presence of God, concern for the poor and social justice, respect for all persons, and inclusive community. Beverly returned to CBU with an inward hope to live out these founding principles.
One of the instrumental ways Beverly has impacted CBU is through her involvement in Greek life. As a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, Beverly serves as the current president for the Women’s Panhellenic Governing Council, the governing body that oversees the two social NPC sororities on campus. She has been influential in re-structuring this council and working to revamp it to live its mission and perform professionally. By creating new programming, working to assist with a consultant visit, and developing her executive board members to pursue their roles with excellence, Beverly has made large strides to serve as an advocate for the Greek life community and for empowering women to become the women that they were meant to be.
Beverly has also been actively involved in many areas on and off campus. In her efforts to highlight diversity and inclusion, Beverly cofounded the Asian Student Association, for which she now serves as president. As a student on the Multicultural Student Development Committee, Beverly is dedicated to creating inclusive community and for advocating for voices to be heard and listened to.
Beverly also finds time to serve our surrounding Memphis community. Having previously volunteered for the Child Advocacy Center, Cooper Young Festival, and Collierville Animal Shelter, she is energetically engaged with the needs of Memphis and unswerving when it comes to her civic responsibility.
Chris Fagin will graduate in May with degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics. If balancing three degrees is not enough, Chris has fully embraced the academic, spiritual, and extracurricular opportunities afforded him — earning the respect of many within our community. With both of his parents alumni of CBU, one could assume his arrival to the corner of Central and East Parkway was destiny; however, Chris is quick to assert that he, himself, chose CBU for the strong academic program and familial atmosphere which permeates the campus.
The pursuit of three degrees has provided Chris with unique opportunities — serving on campus as a Pascal Fellow, a tutor in the Math Center, a facilitator of a freshman math lab, and a member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. He has participated in two unique summer internship opportunities — one locally with FedEx with the Air Operations II team and most recently with the University of Miami.
Outside of the classroom, Chris has left an indelible mark on the University — chosen as the student director of CBU Koinonia II retreat; serving on the Student Advisory Board of Career Services and the President’s Ambassador Leadership Council; assisting annually with Welcome Weekend and our outdoor commencement; volunteering for several SOS events; and actively participating with our intramural program.
As the director of CBU Koinonia, Chris was instrumental in all aspects of the weekend — planning the schedule, preparing the reflections, recruiting the participants, and motivating the core team. While it may not seem like much on paper, it was a commitment of over five months, all hoping to positively influence the spiritual lives of his peers. In addition to his service with retreats, Chris faithfully assists with weekly campus Mass by reading or serving.
Awarded the CBU Spirit Award in his junior year, Chris has an undeniable loyalty to CBU and its mission. Our Founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle once wrote, “inspire and lead others by encouraging them.” Through his character and devotion, he has inspired faculty and staff and led his peers by example.
Chelsea Joyner is a senior Psychology major, Cognitive Neuroscience minor, and prodigious researcher— her research accomplishments include five professional conference presentations, first authorship on a journal article, and reception of a Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Grant. This grant fully funded her project and futher granted $1,500 to her supervisor, Dr. Jeff Sable, to further student research in the Rosa Deal Psychology Lab. Chelsea currently serves as Behavioral Sciences lab manager, as a research intern at Delta Health Alliance, as research coordinator for CBU’s Psi Chi chapter, as an undergraduate research-sequence teaching assistant, and as a Cognitive Neuroscience lab researcher. She has worked very closely alongside many of the Behavioral Sciences faculty and is well respected for her ambition and initiative.
In addition to these research positions, Chelsea is very active on campus and serves as a senior residential assistant and a President’s Ambassador associate. She is also significantly involved with Students Tackling Autism-Related Syndromes (STARS), designing and leading programming for a large community of students on our campus. She also served on the Board of Directors of CBU’s Honors Program, as a First Year Leader (FYL), and as a CBU Advising Registration Leader (CARL). She was recognized for her invigorating energy and dedication to incoming students with the CARL Rookie of the Year award in 2017-2018.
Despite her busy schedule, Chelsea has volunteered with the Salvation Army, with Catholic Charities of West Tennessee, and with Memphis Rox. She has also consistently been a student that the Office of Advancement calls upon to assist with events and initiatives. She has volunteered to assist with Alumni Weekend, the Bell Tower Gala, and most recently with the Presidential Inauguration of CBU’s 23rd President, Jack Shannon. Chelsea has received awards and scholarships including the Leadership Scholarship, the Lasallian Scholarship, the Swift Transportation Scholarship, the Tennessee HOPE Scholarship, the Tennessee Student Assistance Award, and the Resident Assistant Award.
Kristine Truong is a Biology major with an artistic flare. From her infectious smile to her unwavering commitment to her peers, she has made the most of the last three years — and looks to leave the university better than she found it in May. Through her contributions through the Career Services’ ENVISION program, she made an immediate impression — demonstrating her leadership skills with ease and a true passion for CBU.
From there, Kristine involved herself with the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honors Society, serving as the publicity chair, and became a President’s Ambassador with the Office of Admissions. She also found herself committed to the work of the American Chemical Society and served as chair of the Chemistry Olympiad.
A nod to her desire for all to feel welcome within our inclusive community, Kristine is one of the founding members of the Asian Student Association. Most notably, she has been serving as a member of the Student Government Association in many roles. As a sophomore, she served in the School of Sciences as a senator; in the spring of her junior year, she was named VP of Communications, where she shared the SGA story through social media platforms; and, most recently, Kristine was elected SGA President for the 2019-2020 academic year. In the months since her election, she has worked tirelessly to improve processes and appropriately voice the needs of her peers.
Beyond these walls, Kristine has taken advantage of many intern and externships — some provided to her through strategic partnerships with the Office of Career Services. She has gained valuable real-life experience with opportunities at Le Bonheur Outpatient Rehabilitation, Gastro One, Trumbull Laboratories, Methodist University Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, Church Health, Main Street Dental, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Undoubtedly, she has been an asset to each of these organizations and a fine representative of CBU to the community.
Zane Turner, a Business Administration major with a double concentration in Finance and Management, also exemplifies the Five Core Lasallian Principles. He is wise and mature beyond his years, and exemplifies what a Christian Brothers University graduate can aspire to be.
Academically, Zane is a high achiever. Despite having two separate concentrations in his major and an optional minor in Banking, Zane consistently performs at the highest level, as recognized by his membership in Alpha Chi, an honor society for the top 10% of juniors and seniors at CBU. What cannot be measured by GPA alone is the dedication that Zane brings, not just to the classroom, but to his education. Zane’s professors describe him as a regular at office hours, eager to learn, not just what is assigned for class, but the knowledge that he will need for his future career.
After graduating from CBU, Zane plans on continuing his career with Chick-Fil-A. He began working there at the age of 16, to help provide financial support for his family, and rose to the level of team leader before beginning his first year at CBU. He is currently working full-time as an operations manager, where he supervises over 100 employees. His long-term goal is to own his own Chick-Fil-A franchise, not just to provide for his family (Zane has recently married), but to provide meaningful jobs for others.
Zane is also actively engaged in the CBU community as a President’s Ambassador, Peer Counselor, and a CARL. Zane was recognized in 2018 as the Peer Counselor of the Year in 2018.
Outside of CBU, Zane is also committed to giving back. As a member of Generation SC (a student council for home schooled students), he worked with Horn Lake Middle School to collect a penny for every Jewish child who was killed in the Holocaust. These efforts led to the formation of the Unknown Child Foundation. Not content with just starting the organization, Zane has continued to be one of its driving members and has raised over $25,000 for the organization. He has a very strong passion for the cause and is engaged as a special events speaker, fundraiser, and representative for the organization. He was recognized for this work in 2018, when he was named as a Vanderhaar Student Peace Award finalist.